ACT will employ a combination of Donor Funding and typical Project Finance structure to raise the money required to plan and construct the project. To date the partners have already invested over R1.5M since 2016 in bringing this project to fruition.
Project Finance is commonly used to finance large infrastructure projects. It usually uses the security of a long-term contract – in this case capital appreciation of the land values and lodge operator lease concession contracts to be put in place, are the primary basis used for calculating investor returns – with the land values used as security if required.
The legacy investors will likely include private investors, wealthy individuals and non-profit organizations who are either mandated or have a calling to support community – conservation projects in Africa.
ACT project management unit CWC Africa, is in ongoing discussions for investment into Loziba CWC (Pty) Ltd with a number of private individuals and institutions.
Syndicate investment into a special purpose company which will own the title to a farm(s) that will be located within the Loziba Wildlife Reserve. You may choose to get involved in any of the 5 phases proposed in the business plan
Outright purchase of a farma
Provide a conversionary loan to African Conservation Trust, which will accrue a rolled up interest per annum, until called in by mutual agreement. The loan funds will be invested into the ACT Investment Fund and used by CWC Africa to acquire farms and establish and expand the Loziba Wildlife Reserve (according to the phasing plan and development budget available for scrutiny in the business plan).
The loan may be converted to the purchase of land (syndicate or full title) and/or equity in a going concern conservation economy business located within the Thaka Valley CWC, to the value of the loan plus interest.